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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-765-5289
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (99 reviews)
“smoked trout” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this in the summer! Good food and pleasant surroundings. Would recommend this to anyone.. Love the owners.

Thank MolokaiTraveler
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious. I make the trip just for the food, but it is a beautiful drive, just off the blue ridge parkway! Highly recommend you go too!

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We stopped at the Switzerland Cafe just hoping for a light snack and were delighted with the homemade pie and amazing coffee. We had the berry pie with vanilla ice cream and it was outstanding. A couple of others in our group had a large...More

Thank ncbound2014
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The tomato basil soup is fantastic! The staff is very friendly and we enjoyed our time there! I LOVED the rustic environment!

Thank trevaland2004
Reviewed 5 November 2017

While riding motorcycles on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we needed a stop to warm up and this was a perfect place! Hot coffee, delicious soup, and some great BBQ sliders were the ticket for us on the last day of the season. Nice people all...More

Thank YaleDad
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Two of us for lunch on a Wednesday. Very good service and food. We had sandwiches. Place is popular. Good spot to eat on the parkway.

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Interesting stuff to see including local hand made and art. Worth a stop. Traveling mountain roads like this and stopping to talk with locals is alwys best part of travel.

Thank FredLawrence_NC
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Is this review for the Cafe? Or the town itself? Hope you were able to eat as well!

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Please see the book and bean review. It’s actually for this cafe. Excellent food, all fresh, homemade desserts, salads, breads. Smoke their own meats and trout, which are favorites. Excellent salads, tomato and basil soup vegan friendly. Excellent waitstaff, friendly, knowledgeable, extremely efficient. Building beautiful,...More

Thank zeekgas
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you so much! Come back soon.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I had a very nice lunch at the Cafe. Salad with the lemon tahini dressing was a pleasant change from the ordinary dressings offered at most resturants. The wheat bread is very good. The Barbecue Pork sliders were the best Ive had in this area....More

Thank Kathylynn2014
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you, Ann, and all of your Cafe staff for helping make our Mom's birthday special today! As locals, my parents and family have been eating in the area for the past 25 years and you have really made the Cafe the best! From the...More

Thank 4manns
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

You are most welcome! Your mom is special to us and we are glad you picked the Cafe to celebrate her birthday! Thank you so much.

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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
When you go, dont forget the homemade peanut butter pie!!
12 July 2015|
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Response from loraclare | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome on the patio! We do have draft beer on occasion, although our strength is in the large selection of bottled brews. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289
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Seasonal restaurant located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Open Easter through October
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